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Grade I Listed Buildings in London

Homes fit for modern royalty

Facing The Royal Mews and counting Buckingham Palace, St James's Park and The Queen's Gallery among its neighbours, Palace View is a prestigious development of 14 studio, two- and three-bedroom apartments and boasts an address that is difficult to surpass.

Wednesday, 9 November, 2011, 12:00am

Reminders of the past with a chic city lifestyle

It's not hard to see why Greenwich has long been one of London's most sought after residential districts.

It has something for everyone, combining fascinating reminders of centuries past with all that is needed to create a chic city lifestyle with an elegant, relaxed feel.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Quirky mix of old and new

Kidbrooke Village rubs shoulders with some of London's most diverse communities. Blackheath Village and its surrounding area is characterised by Georgian streets and quirky shops and restaurants, and it is home to Britain's oldest rugby and hockey clubs.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

British museum's treasures from the past on display in HK

Historians and sculpture and artefact lovers are in for a treat, with treasures on loan from the British Museum being put on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Trustees of the British Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures is one of the most exciting exhibitions ever staged in Hong Kong.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Treasures of the World's Cultures from the British Museum

Features about 270 ancient artefacts of sculpture, painting, jewellery, porcelain and stone, including 12th century walrus-ivory chess pieces found in Scotland (above). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sat until 8pm), closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$30, HK$15 (concessions). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Dec 2

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Remains of the days

WHAT DO A 4,000-year-old Akkadian stone seal, a 10th-century Viking silver brooch and the landscape watercolours of British artist J.M.W. Turner have in common? Not a lot - except that they were found, collected or created during the period known as Georgian Britain, the years 1714 to 1830, when four kings called George sat on the throne.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Finders keepers

FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN mummy caskets to a Bronze Age shield forged in the British Isles, artefacts from the British Museum on display in Beijing promise a rare glimpse of the world's greatest cultures under one roof. But one great culture is notable by its absence: the Chinese.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

First person

Elizabeth Kok Tong Wai-lee, 48, senior portfolio manager with Swire Properties Management, is the organiser of the hugely successful dinosaur fossil exhibition at Cityplaza, which attracted 200,000 visitors last Friday - almost 10 times the turnout at the pro-democracy march.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Mouldering museum out of step

Red tape and a lack of professionalism among state-employed workers have persisted despite reforms, an official newspaper reported.

Such negative working attitudes were highlighted by the China Youth Daily in a feature on Beijing's Palace Museum.

The country was moving forward but the museum had become a shabby and dirty repository of relics, said the paper.

19 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Foyer focus on Egypt

Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, led by chairman Maisie Wong, recently hosted a gala dinner . . . in the museum's foyer.

The event, marking the opening of an exhibition of Egyptian Treasures, was also a fund-raiser for the museum.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

London turns to Asia

London's four main auction houses may collaborate on pragmatic things like sales timings - the only way to ensure the most collectors are in one place at one time - but otherwise it is a painted jungle out there, and their relationships are nothing if not competitive.

27 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Actor makes an angry exit

If you visit London you almost certainly plan on spending an evening at the theatre. But be prepared; upwards of HK$300 might buy you a cramped seat with only a partial view of the stage. And now a leading actor has snubbed the city's paying public.

29 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

A nation loses its rationality

Is it possible for a developed nation to suffer a kind of collective nervous breakdown, a flight from rationality? Surveying the ocean of flowers in central London now, inhaling their heady bouquet, watching those who simply stand and watch, admiring those who queued 12 hours to write their simple farewells, it is possible to suggest 'Yes'.

6 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Di's mission

BUCKINGHAM Palace confirmed yesterday that the Princess of Wales will visit the territory from April 21 to 23 on a mission to increase awareness of leprosy.

13 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Royal deal for Ritz guests

MANDARIN Oriental Hotel Group is offering 'royal weekends' at The Ritz in London until December 31.

Guests booking a two-night weekend stay will receive a free pass from Historic Royal Palaces.

11 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

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